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'Go forward and attack': £30m signing would unleash Guimaraes' true potential at Newcastle - journalist

Newcastle United have been linked with Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in recent days.

And Pete O’Rourke, writing on GiveMeSport, reckons the Dane would bring the best out of Bruno Guimaraes.

According to The Mirror, the Magpies are planning a £30million bid for the Spurs ace when the transfer window reopens.

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Newcastle have all-but sealed their spot in the Premier League next season, and will likely strengthen their ranks considerably in summer.

Hojbjerg joined Spurs from Southampton in August 2020 for a reported £15million from Southampton.

The Denmark international has done well for Tottenham, registering 97 competitive appearances for the club.

Hojbjerg remains in Antonio Conte’s plans, having started all but two top-flight games this season so far.

However, The Mirror claims the Tottenham boss planning a shake-up of his squad.

And they reckon Hojbjerg could be one of the players Conte allows to move on.

The same outlet claims that Eddie Howe is intent on strengthening his squad and that the Dane is high on his wishlist.

Though Newcastle signed Guimaraes in January, it looks as though Howe may want to bolster his midfield ranks further.

“A good, top Premier League player”

O’Rourke thinks Newcastle signing Hojbjerg could free up the Brazil international and allow him to go forward more often.

“He could be somebody who could maybe do that for Bruno Guimaraes,” the transfer insider wrote on GiveMeSport.

“Give him more freedom to go forward and attack, because Hojbjerg is obviously more of a sitting defensive midfielder.

“I think, at Southampton and Tottenham, he’s proved that he is a good, top Premier League player who can fit that role.”

Roma have also been linked with Hojbjerg in recent days.

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